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Illegal Immigration

California Sues Trump for Reversing Unconstitutional DACA Order

Written by Joe Scudder

Donald Trump rescinds Obama’s unconstitutional order and California sues Trump for violating constitution.

The fact that California sues Trump demonstrates that the Constitution in an imaginary ideal more than a real document. Somehow, the California attorney general believes that simply reversing an executive order can be unconstitutional. Fifteen other state attorneys are basically claiming the same thing. Even if Barack Obama’s executive order was not an unconstitutional move, there would still be no case against Trump reversing DACA.

The Associated Press reports, “California to file separate suit on immigration protections.

California’s attorney general says a separate lawsuit he plans to file over the Trump administration’s plan to end protections for young immigrants will mirror the legal arguments made in a suit already filed by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, said Wednesday he is going ahead with his own lawsuit because one in four participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program lives in California and the state will suffer the greatest harm from its termination. He says he’ll file the suit soon.

Becerra says he’s been talking with fellow attorneys general for months about what to do if DACA is terminated and that the legal grounds of his case will be similar to the one filed earlier in the day by the other states.

That lawsuit calls the move by Trump an unconstitutional culmination of his commitments to punish people with Mexican roots.

Read the entire AP story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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